ST. PETERSBURG DIOCESE WILL PRAY FOR METRO VICTIMS FOR FORTY DAYS

Pravoslavie.ru - 5/4/17 With the blessing of Metropolitan Barsanuphius of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, all churches and monasteries of the diocese will offer up prayers for the repose of the souls of those who perished in yesterday’s explosion in the St. Petersburg metro, and for the speedy recovery of the wounded, reports the diocesan site. According to ...

PATRIARCH, METROPOLITAN, AND PRESIDENT OFFER CONDOLENCES OVER METRO EXPLOSIONS

Pravoslavie.ru - 3/4/17 As previously reported, two explosions went off in the St. Petersburg metro this afternoon, leaving at least ten dead and fifty injured. The subway system has been completely shut down. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill has expressed his deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the explosions in the St. Petersburg metro, praying for ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH BEGINS TO PREPARE HOLY CHRISM

Pravoslavie.ru - 26/3/17 With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Barsanuphius of St. Petersburg and Ladoga began the rite for preparing holy chrism in the Church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God in the patriarchal residence in Moscow. Vladyka celebrated the Rite of Blessing of Water, read ...

100 YEARS OF OCTOBER REVOLUTION: RELICS OF NEW MARTYRS TO BE CARRIED THROUGHOUT RUSSIA

Pravoslavie.ru - 19/1/17 2017 marks two major anniversaries in Russia: one hundred years since the restoration of the patriarchate, and one hundred years since the disastrous October Revolution. The second is to be marked by the Russian Orthodox Church by celebrating all those who died for their faith in the years of Soviet atheism brought on ...